Friday our weekly roundtable takes on the George Zimmerman verdict: the historic context, the national and international implications, what it says about race and criminal justice in the US.
And a military judge upholds the most serious charge against Bradley Manning, that of aiding the enemy. Manning could face life in prison without parole. Meanwhile Edward Snowden, another whistleblower not wanting the same fate as Manning has applied for asylum in Russia in exchange for not leaking more secrets. Was this his only way out?
Also, what does Senate Majority leader Harry Reid’s victory over GOP Senator McConnell over the filibuster process really mean?
Panelists are: Jackie Goldberg; Tom Hayden; Dr. Gerald Horne.